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: World News

: Prayer

for the Day With the Rev Roger Hutchings.


Unknown: Roger Hutchings.

: Farming Today

With Miriam O'Reilly.


Unknown: Miriam O'Reilly.

: Today

With John Humphrys and James Naughtie.
6.25,7.25,8.25 Sports News
6.45 Yesterday in Parliament
7.48 Thought for the Day With Indarj it Singh.
8.32 Yesterday in Parliament


Unknown: John Humphrys
Unknown: James Naughtie.

: Midweek

LibbyPurves and guests engage in lively and diverse Conversation. Producer Chris Paling. Shortened repeat at9.30pm


Producer: Chris Paling.

: Book of the Week: A Cook's Tour

By Anthony Bourdain. Part 3: San Francisco. For details see Monday. Repeated at 12.30am.


Unknown: Anthony Bourdain.

: Daily Service

Presented by Dr David Cook. It Is a Thing Most
Wonderful (Herongate). Romans 6, w3-ll. God So Loved the World (Stainer). Christ Is the King! 0 Friends Rejoice (Vulpius). Director of music Graham Eccles.


Presented By: Dr David Cook.
Music: Graham Eccles.

: Woman's Hour

Jenni Murray talks to poet and award-winning author Jackie Kay about her new collection of short stories Why Don You Stop Talking, where ordinary livs are transformed by secrets ortrauma.
Drama: Les Misérables by Victor Hugo. Part 18. Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Talks: Jenni Murray
Unknown: Jackie Kay
Unknown: Victor Hugo.

: Telly Tantrums

There's no shortage of television fortoddlers: just switch on the set at 6am and take your pick. Since Teletubbiesfirst suggested that two-year-olds might like something different from their older siblings, the demand for pre-school programmes has grown and grown. Next month, two digital channels designed exclusively for pre-schoolers will be launched. But is it OKfor babies to watch television? Mother of two, Trisha MacNair , offers advice to parents of young children who are keen to keep a firm hand on the remote control. Producer Anna Buckley


Unknown: Trisha MacNair
Producer: Anna Buckley

: No Commitments

A six-part series by Simon Brett. 4: Wanderlust
Charlotte is bored and restless with not having a man around, so turns her attentions to the only man she can seem to woo with her wickedly feminine wiles.
Producer Maria Esposito


Unknown: Simon Brett.
Producer: Maria Esposito
Anna: Rosemary Leach
Victoria: Angela Thorne
Charlotte: Celia Imrie
Roger: Bill Nighy
Chico: Colin Starkey

: You and Yours

With Liz Barclay and Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Liz Barclay
Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Puzzle Panel

More puzzles from Chris Maslanka and the panel as they attempt to baffle each other with brai nteasers based on words, numbers and logic. On this week's panel are medical physicist and maze designer
Professor Angela Newing , author and puzzle setter Paul Lamford , and mathematician Victor Bryant. Producer Clare Csonka. Listeners with puzzles and answers can send them to Puzzle Panel. Room 7058, BBC Broadcasting House. London WlA 1AA, or by e-mail: puule.panel@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Chris Maslanka
Designer: Professor Angela Newing
Unknown: Paul Lamford
Unknown: Victor Bryant.
Producer: Clare Csonka.

: The Archers

Repeated from Tuesday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Not the End of the World

By Simon Smith. Househusband Paul is very close to his son, Reuben, but his relationship with Reuben's mother has broken down. Unable to talk to his son about what's happening, when the time comes for Paul to leave the family home, he pretends he is going off into outer space.
Director Mary Peate


Unknown: Simon Smith.
Unknown: Househusband Paul
Director: Mary Peate
Paul: Matthew MacFadyen
Mandy: Rachel Gleaves
Reuben: Daniel Anthony

: Gardeners' Question Time

Bob Flowerdew , Roy Lancaster and Pippa Greenwood answer questions posed by gardeners from Bedford. The chairman is Eric Robson.


Unknown: Bob Flowerdew
Unknown: Roy Lancaster
Unknown: Pippa Greenwood
Unknown: Eric Robson.

: Five Tales from the American Outback

3: The Bedquilt. By Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Aunt Mehetabel's life of loneliness and heartache is suddenly transformed. Read by Lee Potts. Producer Martin Jenkins


Unknown: Dorothy Canfield Fisher.
Read By: Lee Potts.
Producer: Martin Jenkins

: Tall Ship to Antarctica

The third report from the audio log ofTodd Jarrell, sailor aboard the square-rigger Europa, on a voyage to Antarctica. Nearthe coast of the Antarctic
Peninsula Europais surrounded by fantastically shaped icebergs - then one hits her. A gaff snaps in a force 11 gale, yet next day the crew picnic in the sun among crab-eater seals and penguins. Producer Julian May

: Thinking Allowed

Laurie Taylor talks to David Kertzer about his new book Unholy War, which looks at the rise of modern anti-semitism.
Producer James Marshall. E-MAIL: thinking.allowed@bbc.co.uk


Talks: Laurie Taylor
Unknown: David Kertzer
Producer: James Marshall.

: Case Notes

Dr Graham Easton poses listeners' questions about illness and medical practice to a panel of experts. Repeated from yesterday at 9pm


Unknown: Dr Graham Easton

: PM

With Clare English and Eddie Mair.


Unknown: Eddie Mair.

: Lean on Me

A six-part comedy series starring Maureen Lipman and Julia McKenzie. Written by Bruce Hyman , John Langdon and Richard Warren. 3:Jim learns that there is more to life than football. But not much.
Director Dirk Maggs.


Unknown: Maureen Lipman
Unknown: Julia McKenzie.
Written By: Bruce Hyman
Written By: John Langdon
Written By: Richard Warren.
Director: Dirk Maggs.
Marion: Maureen Lipman
Joanna: Julia McKenzie
Jim: Gary Waldhorn
Bernard: Oliver Ford Davies
Rosina: Yolanda Vazquez
Daniel: Stephen Mangan
Beryl: Olivia Colman
Policeman: Rupert Degas

: The Archers

There's gOSSip about Siobhan. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

Francine Stock presents the arts show with news, interviews and reviews. Producer Erin Riley


Producer: Erin Riley

: Les Misérables

By Victor Hugo. Dramatised by Sebastian Baczkiewicz. Music by Dominic Fitzgerald.
18: Valjeanjoins Marius and his friends on the barricades as the fighting increases. For details see Monday. Repeated from 10.45am
BBC RADIO COLLECTION: Les Miserables is available on audio cassette from all good retailers and from www.bbcshoo com Call [number removed]


Unknown: Victor Hugo.
Dramatised By: Sebastian Baczkiewicz.
Music By: Dominic Fitzgerald.
Music By: Valjeanjoins Marius

: The Moral Maze

Michael Buerk with Claire Fox , Stephen Rose , Samir Shah and Harvey Thomas , cross-examine witnesses on their evidence for believing as they do about one of the week's moral conundrums. Producer David Coomes. Repeated Saturday. 10 15pm


Unknown: Michael Buerk
Unknown: Claire Fox
Unknown: Stephen Rose
Unknown: Samir Shah
Unknown: Harvey Thomas
Producer: David Coomes.

: Power

Anotherchance to hear recently discovered recordings of AJP Taylor's lectures on the changing role of the prime minister. Chosen and presented by Professor Peter Clarke. 2: Stanley Baldwin.


Unknown: Peter Clarke.
Unknown: Stanley Baldwin.

: Beyond the Genome

Scientists may be cock-a-hoop about the rough draft of the human genome, but where do we go from here? In the last programme of the series, Steve Jones looks at the work of researchers as they unravel what genes do and how they interact, in an attempt to read the next chapter in the book of life. Producer Paul Arnold. E-MAIL scirad@bbc.co.uk


Unknown: Steve Jones
Producer: Paul Arnold.

: Midweek

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Robin Lustig.


Unknown: Robin Lustig.

: Book at Bedtime: A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine

Another in the series of narrative poems.3. Isabella, or the Pot of Basil.An abridgement of John Keats 's gruesome tale of love, murder and mourning, read byPhyllida Nash. Producer Sara Davies


Unknown: John Keats
Read By: Phyllida Nash.
Producer: Sara Davies

: Beyond the Back of Beyond

Comedy series by Paul Barnhill and Neil Warhurst. 5:Dirt. Rescued by the Wet People, our two intrepid explorers believe thev have found a damp paradise.
Producer Sally Avens


Unknown: Paul Barnhill
Unknown: Neil Warhurst.
Producer: Sally Avens
Mark: Neil Warhurst
Brian: Paul Barnhill
Mawa: Jacey Salles
Luke: Mark Benton
Vicar: Ewan Bailey

: The In Crowd

The sketch show from Manchester starring
Smug Roberts , Helen Moon , Kate Ward and Robin Ince. "My dad would fill his mouth with conkers, then he'd drink vinegarto harden the shells. Next time he nutted somebody, he splintered their skull. He's a 39er now." ProducerGraham Frost


Unknown: Smug Roberts
Unknown: Helen Moon
Unknown: Kate Ward
Unknown: Robin Ince.

: News

: Book of the Week:

A Cook's Tour
Written and read by Anthony Bourdain. 3: San Francisco. A youngchef, running a new eaterie, is in tears: his sous chef, who he thought of as his best friend, is talking behind his back. Bourdainthinks mutiny is On the cards. Repeated from 9.45am


Read By: Anthony Bourdain.

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

Welcome to BBC Genome

Genome is a digitised version of the Radio Times from 1923 to 2009 and is made available for internal research purposes only. You will need to obtain the relevant third party permissions for any use, including use in programmes, online etc.

This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

Your use of this version of Genome is covered by the BBC Acceptable Use of Information Systems Policy and these terms.

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